Jen Maigret is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she teaches design studios and courses in sustainability and representation. She is a principal of PLY+ architecture, urbanism & design, a collaborative practice in partnership with Professor Craig Borum and William Carpenter. Her recent work at PLY+ has been recognized with a SARA NY Design Award of Excellence, a Michigan AIA Honor Award, and a Michigan Masonry Award and has been published in the summer 2019 issue of AN Interiors magazine.
Maigret holds degrees in Biology (B.A. Biology, Hartwick College and M.S. Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Michigan) and Architecture (M.Arch, University of Michigan). Her educational and professional experience within the fields of biology and architecture inform her design expertise and approach to architecture as a component of broader environmental systems. Maigret was previously a partner in the trans-disciplinary, collaborative practice, MAde Studio where she contributed to projects ranging from regional green infrastructure analyses and oversaw the design and fabrication of architectural elements within public spaces.